The costuming department at Walt Disney World has found a way to help the Central Florida community by donating over 400 yards of fabric that will be used to make face coverings for healthcare workers.
Despite the suspension of their performances, the wardrobe department at the Orlando Ballet has kept busy sewing the face coverings. With the 400 yards of fabric and 2,400 yards of elastic from Disney, they will be able to make about 3,000 non-medical, non-industrial-grade face coverings.
Cheryl Collins, Interim Executive Director for the Orlando Ballet, commented on the project:
It's an honor to collaborate with one of Orlando Ballet's longtime supporters and neighbors - Walt Disney World Resort - on this project. Disney does such inspiring work in our community and we can't thank them enough for their generosity. Orlando Ballet is extremely proud of your team and volunteers who have come together to create so many face coverings that are vital to people in Central Florida during this time.
20 year Walt Disney World veteran Fredd Gunzel, a Costuming Strategy and Initiatives Manager, helped make the delivery.
In costuming, we're all about taking care of each other. So being able to donate this fabric and elastic to Orlando Ballet to create these face coverings for our local community is something we are grateful to be a part of.
Disney also contributes to the Orlando Ballet throughout the year with sponsorships and other financial support.
Source: Disney Parks Blog